Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Date: May 27, 2018 12:30AM
> The "duping" had layers. First was Stevens duping
> the girl. Then it was Stevens and the girl duping
> the guy who married her. Twenty years later when
> the duping was exposed to the duped husband and
> thereafter he and the Hargraves keeping the secret
> and thus duping the entire church and public. And
> the Hargraves thereby duping the guy again because
> in my opinion the only purpose was protecting the
> position of their no-talent offspring.
> This isn't about a human nature mistake by having
> a love affair, this is well thought out, carefully
> planned ongoing intentiona acts of duping or, as
> in my opinion, intentional fraud.
That's a lot of duping, but if anyone was capable of successfully carrying it out, it would be the Hargraves. Calculated, cunning and ruthless...such admirable qualities (not).
BTW, I recall at the last shepherd's conference I attended (Palmer Lake, '97), Hargrave stating unequivocally to the gathering that he did not have a daughter. I didn't know what to make of this statement--take it literally (his wife had an affair, and it wasn't his biological child), or perhaps spiritually (true sons and daughters are born of the spirit, not flesh). Of course, I knew it wasn't something you dare question him about. Just believe whatever comes out of his mouth. That was the policy, and you don't retain your meaningless position without adhering to this policy.
p.s. I suspect you won't provide the methods (assuming you know) of how John and later G & M managed to do so much effective duping, lest you potentially reveal your identity, but it sure would illuminating to the naive (which I certainly count myself as one--at least during that time period).